Women and HIV/AIDS: Research and Clinical Trials


Women and HIV/AIDS: Research and Clinical Trials


This tool provides information to women about HIV/AIDS research and clinical trials.

The following topics are addressed:

  • Women’s Interagency HIV Study—Designed to investigate the history and course of HIV infection in women
  • Clinical trials—Research studies designed to find out if new drugs, vaccines, or other treatments are safe and if they work
  • Microbicide research—Research studies on microbicides, which are gels, creams, or foams that are applied to prevent sexually transmitted diseases
  • Vaccine research—Research on preventive and therapeutic vaccines for HIV
  • Additional information on research and clinical trials


National Women's Health Information Center

Funding Sources:

Office on Women's Health; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Release Date: 2005
Review Date: 2008
Recent Summary: April 2008
Original Summary: March 2006
Last Updated: 04/04/12

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